Santa's not only coming to Lafayette, he's sticking around to make special appearances!

If you think this time of year is busy for you, just imagine how much busier it is for Santa! He's got his usual rounds to get ready but is also making time to visit with children young and old in Lafayette! Here are five opportunities for you and yours to meet Jolly O'l St. Nick:

Santa will be on hand to celebrate the Festival of Light in Lafayette on November 30. Click here for details.

Santa officially arrives in Acadiana in style in the Sonic Christmas Parade on December 2nd at 1 p.m. The parade travels from downtown to the Oil Center.

Santa will be on hand as Papa Noel during Vermilionville's Old Time Christmas from December 12 - 23. Click here for all the info.

You'll also find Santa at Christmas At Couret on December 15, where he'll stop by to take picks with kids of all ages. Find the full lineup of activities here.

If you can't meet up with Santa during these events, he's also holding Center Court at the Acadiana Mall now through Christmas Eve. Santa's on hand from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 on Sundays. Santa's final hours before heading off to make his deliveries on Christmas Eve are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.